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How much is the most you ever spend on the Lottery?

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How much is the most you ever spend on the Lottery?

$1 [ 4 ]  [3.70%]
$5 [ 13 ]  [12.04%]
$10 [ 9 ]  [8.33%]
$15 [ 2 ]  [1.85%]
$20 [ 25 ]  [23.15%]
$50 [ 18 ]  [16.67%]
$100 [ 8 ]  [7.41%]
more than $100 [ 29 ]  [26.85%]
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victorl3ichiban's avatar - georgemichael
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Posted: August 4, 2007, 4:53 am - IP Logged

Just wondering...

    spookysoozy's avatar - acepent
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    Posted: August 4, 2007, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

    I put $200 on one number one time.

    $100 a few times on one number.

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      Posted: August 5, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

       

      If I cant get it done without going over 1 hundred then that particular drawing wasnt

      for me.  Thats why I play the lottery because a hundred bucks is a healthy lottery budget

      but gambling on most other games its pretty measly.  I know people that go to the

      boat/casinos with several hundred bucks regularly and often I think If I played the lottery

      that aggresively I would have won BIG by now.  (Wishful thinking)

      Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: August 6, 2007, 11:01 am - IP Logged

        Before I retired I participated in lottery pools that spent $500 or more several times and their winnings weren't impressive.  I always thought it was because they had no plan and bought mostly quick-picks until one time they allowed me to pick the numbers, make out the play slips and buy the tickets and did no better. 

        I did learn several things, picking 500 lines and making out a hundred play slips by hand is a lot of work.  Also since I gave every one copies of the tickets before the drawing and it was a sizable jackpot, had the pool won, a lot of people would have known I was holding the winning ticket and that gave me reason to think winning could be unsafe so I never offered to do it again.  Even though all those copies of the winning ticket would have proved who really owned it, I still wouldn't trust what some people would try with millions of dollars involved.

        Since then I have simulated playing 500 lines aggressively on paper and the results are still not impressive most of the time.  When they were, the best results were usually in the first 75 lines so I concluded if I couldn't win in 75 lines, playing more would mostly likely be a waste of money.  The last time I matched 4+0 playing 60 lines in MegaMillions and won $150, the clerk told me it was the biggest winner she had ever cashed and I know this place sells more than $1500 worth of tickets every week.

        Usually, I'll will buy $10 worth of tickets to be in the game but if the jackpot is quite large and I'm feeling lucky I've been known to buy a few extra tickets.  I'm limited only by the amount of money I can afford to waste.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

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          Posted: August 6, 2007, 11:15 am - IP Logged

          My standard play on Powerball is 10 lines with the powerplay, so $20.00 is my answer.

          On Mega Millions, I usually go by jackpot size. On $100 Million or more, $10.00 to $20.00 per draw.

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Posted: August 6, 2007, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

            Before I retired I participated in lottery pools that spent $500 or more several times and their winnings weren't impressive.  I always thought it was because they had no plan and bought mostly quick-picks until one time they allowed me to pick the numbers, make out the play slips and buy the tickets and did no better. 

            I did learn several things, picking 500 lines and making out a hundred play slips by hand is a lot of work.  Also since I gave every one copies of the tickets before the drawing and it was a sizable jackpot, had the pool won, a lot of people would have known I was holding the winning ticket and that gave me reason to think winning could be unsafe so I never offered to do it again.  Even though all those copies of the winning ticket would have proved who really owned it, I still wouldn't trust what some people would try with millions of dollars involved.

            Since then I have simulated playing 500 lines aggressively on paper and the results are still not impressive most of the time.  When they were, the best results were usually in the first 75 lines so I concluded if I couldn't win in 75 lines, playing more would mostly likely be a waste of money.  The last time I matched 4+0 playing 60 lines in MegaMillions and won $150, the clerk told me it was the biggest winner she had ever cashed and I know this place sells more than $1500 worth of tickets every week.

            Usually, I'll will buy $10 worth of tickets to be in the game but if the jackpot is quite large and I'm feeling lucky I've been known to buy a few extra tickets.  I'm limited only by the amount of money I can afford to waste.

            Ten Oh starts today and just like every other game the Ohio Lottery has tried; I had to be in the first draw so I played 2 sets for the first 2 draws. You can only play one set of numbers on a playslip so people wanting to play multiple sets of their own numbers better get a big stack of playslips. After you chose one set to play, you have the option of playing up to 9 more auto picks on the same ticket and you can play the next 14 draws.

            On the Pick-3 and Pick-4 you can designate Midday or Evening draw by checking the appropriate box and by checking "number of days", you can play the next 7 Midday or Evening draws but not both on the same ticket. The Ten Oh playslips don't distinguish between Midday and Evening so if you check "multiple draws", both draws are included.

            At a buck a ticket and with the high jackpot ($500,000), Ten Oh might get a nice following but time will tell if this game will be a hit or a miss.

              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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              Posted: August 6, 2007, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

              I usually only play $5, but if PowerBall gets over $100 million, I'll play up to $10.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

                justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                Posted: August 7, 2007, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                I rarely spend more than $5 at one time now, but I've spent much more.  The last time I spent $20 at once was on July 3 when I purchased a raffle ticket.

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                  Posted: August 11, 2007, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

                  I rarely spend more than $5 at one time now, but I've spent much more.  The last time I spent $20 at once was on July 3 when I purchased a raffle ticket.

                  CONGRAT'$$$$$$$$$$$

                  justxploring on what YOU $PEND each & everytime you PLAY!!!!!!

                  PSYKOMO has a theory that U must spend @ least.................$15

                  on any one GAME U-PLAY..................if you expect to win anything!

                  (LIKE the MOE you invest>>>>>>>>DEE MOE you MAKE!!!!!!!!!!!)

                  NO>>>>>I am not a stockbroker<<<but, we R all in a HURRY/WIN!

                  LOL

                  PSYKOMO 


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                    Posted: August 28, 2007, 4:11 am - IP Logged

                    My vote is $5 in one draw.

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                      Posted: August 29, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                      i will put $10 to $20 on one number in the pick3 to hit exact...on /2/6/07 i hit 119 exact on $20 one dollar tickets with paid $500 each,cashed in 10k ( just got lucky )  on the Powerball i usually spend around $30 twice a week,but so far my top win has been $100...and yes i do use the powerplay

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                        Posted: August 31, 2007, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                        I gamble lightly.  Most of the fun for me is in selecting my own numbers. 

                        I played Powerball for the last three draws on its big run, spent $2 every time for one line with Powerplay.

                        I might play up to $5 on tonight's Mega Millions draw.

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                          Posted: September 3, 2007, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                          Once I won $2,700. On a whim I decided to play every number that I had played for the past week  I spent $400 of the $2,700.  I lost $400.  N-E-V-E-R  A-G-A-I-N wil I do that!

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                            Posted: September 3, 2007, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                            CONGRAT'$$$$$$$$$$$

                            justxploring on what YOU $PEND each & everytime you PLAY!!!!!!

                            PSYKOMO has a theory that U must spend @ least.................$15

                            on any one GAME U-PLAY..................if you expect to win anything!

                            (LIKE the MOE you invest>>>>>>>>DEE MOE you MAKE!!!!!!!!!!!)

                            NO>>>>>I am not a stockbroker<<<but, we R all in a HURRY/WIN!

                            LOL

                            PSYKOMO 

                            I agree with you 150% Psykomo!

                              KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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                              Posted: September 3, 2007, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

                              In Tn I spend $8 a week. Two Powerball plays with the powerplay on each draw date.

                              I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!